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Jul 4, 2011 11:35pm EDT
. the amazing story of one marine we first met more than a year ago in afghanistan in place that years of war had made unsafe for everyone, he signed up for duty that put him directly in harm's way. he talked to us about it at the time. american lal lor, one marine's story. >> reporter: we first meet joey jones in afghanistan. the financial base of the taliban. helmand is the deadliest province. do you feel like you're ready to retire? >> i'm jest getting started. >> reporter: and 23-year-old jones has one of the most tang rouse job, bomb disposal. >> it's a big deal for the country and the guys behind you. i saw an opportunity to do a little bit more. >> reporter: he's from dalton, georgia. a father of a 2-year-old boy. on this day, a tip comes in. jones and his team prepare for a tough day. >> bad day is coming out and doing our jobs and something going on. >> reporter: there are no big bomb suits. they prepare to detonate the ied. there's an achingly long silence, an then -- the blast rings in our ears. we walk to the crater. a local resident says there are three more this the area. >> get
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Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
and afghanistan. the army ranger lost at hand and suffered shrapnel wounds when he threw a grenade away from fellow soldiers. >>> 38 militants were killed in pakistan after american missile strikes. pakistan was brought over 12 hours. relations between the u.s. and pakistan are already strained. earlier this week, the u.s. cut of $800 million in aid to pakistan. it turns out the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assassination of the half brother of the afghan president hamid karzai. ahmad wali karza was considered by many to be the most powerful man in afghanistan. his bodyguards killed the attacker. coming up on abc-seven usenews at noon new details in the privacy scandal affecting the world's biggest media mogul. and, a facelift for a local shelter. volunteers are making major changes. but first our >> fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a manhattan synagogue last night. firefighter suffered minor injuries when the roof collapsed. the fire left much of the upper east side blanketed in smoke. the historic synagogue was undergoing renovations, and now the congrega
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
and rick santorum or on the trail in iowa. in today's political minute, the war in afghanistan takes center stage than the commander in chief meets with his new national security team. let's talk about the significance of these meetings. the president wants to get everyone on board, right? >>> that's right, he just announced the afghanistan drawdown which coincides with a major turnover in his leadership in afghanistan. all the people will be and the white house today meeting with the president. part of what is also going on is there is a push back on his afghanistan plan any need to get everyone on board ahead of august when the turnover settles in. >> congress is returning from holiday weekend early to continue to work on the nation's finances. it will be a busy week for them. >> absolutely, the senate will be back this week. it puts pressure on them to get a deal done. on friday, we have the june jobs numbers which will be another pressure on congress to really get this done for the economy. on wednesday tomorrow, the president will have a twitter town hall. he will meet with senate de
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> a soldier wounded in afghanistan is set to become only the second live in recipient ever of the medal of honor. president obama will tour the nation's highest military honor to sergeant first class leroy ptry. he was throwing a grenade away from a fellow soldiers in afghanistan. he lost a hand and suffered shrapnel wounds. >>> 75 degrees outside, 5:36. >> the end of an era for one source of information for local telephone customers. >> and pepco received a dubious distinction. but is the title fair? find out how you can weigh in on it. >> first, another check on traffic and weather every ten [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoff# ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i wi oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®. tender, slow-cooked pork with irresistibly bold barbe
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Jul 3, 2011 7:00am EDT
afghanistan and bin laden and the greekk crisis. >> the president says he wants to get working. at he wants us to get working. i cannot think of a b better way than to have him come over today. we are waiting. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. republicans were outraged by the president's remarks, outrage. one said that the president ought to come down and take of valium. but harry reid was listening. he canceled the senate's fourth of july holiday -- what a sacrifice. what do you make of the president's performance on wednesday, mark? >> the president recognizes two things. over the past 2.5 years democrats lost public debates on a major initiatives, the economic recovery and health care. they don't want to run the risk to this time. you have back to lay out what the consequences are recklessness and irresponsibility of even entertaining the possibility of letting this countryry default on its obligations. >>>> evan, what you make of it? >> you cannot be partisan about this. at least he is showing some energy. but he has got to be an arm twister behind the scenes, and he is not lyndon
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Jul 3, 2011 9:00am EDT
afghanistan and bin laden a the greek crisis. >> the president says he wants to get worng. at he wants us to get working. i cannot think of a better way than to have him come over today. we are waiting. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. republicans were outraged by the president's remarks, outrage. one said that the president ought to come down and take of valium. but harry reid was listening. he canceled the senate's fourth of july holiday -- what a sacrifice. what do you make of the president's performance on wednesday, mark? >> the president recognizes two things. over the past 2.5 years democrats lost public debates on a major initiatives, the economic recovery and health care. they don't want to run the risk to this time. you have back to lay out what the consequences are recklessness and irresponsibility of even entertaining the possibility of letting this country default on its obligations. >> evan, what you make of it? >> you cannot be partisan about this. at least he is showing some energy. but he h got to be an arm twister behind the scenes, and he is not lyndon johnson
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Jul 4, 2011 12:00pm EDT
halfway around the world. ♪ >> soldiers stationed in southeastern corner of afghanistan stopped to celebrate independence day. they took part in the flag raising so marty about -- ceremony complete with military ban. >>> meanwhile a massive manhunt for a service members missing in southern afghanistan. afghan police say a british soldier has been captured. the taliban is claiming the fighters captured and killed the service member but there's no immediate conference that -- confirmation. there is an extensive operation to find a soldier. >>> fox news confirming it that the hacker broke into the news sites twitter account this morning. the politics account reported the death of president obama. they send out a series of tweets this morning claiming the president had been assassinated in ottawa. fox news says it is investigating. the messages went out to more than 34,000 followers. >>> following breaking news this noon from orlando florida. that is where the jury in the casey anthony murder trial has just gotten the case and is beginning its deliberation. earlier today, prosecuto
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Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. a bomb killed three international service members in eastern afghanistan. nato did not give the nationalities of the troops. most of the service members in that area are americans. there's a new commander taking control of nato forces in afghanistan. general david petraeus officially handed over command today to marine lieutenant- general john allen. general petraeus will become the next cia director in september. nato has begun the first phase of handing over security to afghan forces. >>> coming up more fallout from the hacking scandal and threatening a media empire. an executive arrested and the scandal is stretching to the top of scotland yard. >>> also, what does the future hold for casey anthony? >>>>> today will be in hot. >> the heat is on, dangerous temperatures stretching across 40 states. how soon will the >>> the fallout from the phone hacking scandal is widening. now two top police officers in britain have resigned. the chief of scotland yard's stepped down last night. then this morning the assistant commissioner resigned. this comes hours after a former news of
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Jul 28, 2011 11:35pm EDT
wanted out of the military, because he apparently had issues with killing muslims in the afghanistan war. last year, abdo took the unusual step of complaining to tv networks. among them, al jazeera. >> i do not think the afghanistan or the iraq war is justified islamicly. and i do not think, and believe, that i can participate in any war that the u.s. army partakes or involves itself in. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, military officials were concerned about so-called radical same, abdo has been overheard making. he was also known to talk about anwar al awlaki, who is hiding in yemen and believed to be plotting attacks against the u.s. many consider awlaki america's number one enemy. still, despite those suspicions, abdo disappeared and went awol on the fourth of july. police now know that he came here to killeen, texas, and checked into this hotel. and tuesday, he took a dtaxi to this gun shop, guns galore, the same store w wre the alleged shooter bought his weapons in 2009. about beau bought six canisters of gun powder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition and a mag sooeb for a semiau
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Jul 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
-- the suspect's hotel room. >> i refused to go to afghanistan because it was against my islamic tradition. >> police say the 21-year-old was planning what they describe as a terror attack on fellow u.s. soldiers. he went to a gun shop near the fort hood army base in texas and paid cash for ammunition and gun powder. the clerk who sold him the material -- a marine and retired cop -- thought something was not right. >> if i am uncomfortable i do something. >> the army put his discharge on hold after allegedly finding child pornography on his government computer appeared on july 4, he went awol and left fort campbell, kentucky, where he is based. investigators say he set his sights on fort hood, the same base traumatized in 2009 when major hassan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 30 others. he said he wanted to get even with the military and plans to detonate two bombs at a restaurant near the base and shoot any survivors. >> we've made a decision to call the police, and, fortunately it worked out well. >> when police found the suspect at a nearby hotel, and ammunition and components to build
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Jul 1, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >>> we turn to afghanistan, where we are getting our first look tonight at grizzly new images from inside that luxury hotel in kabul, swarmed by suicide bombers who went on that deadly attack. in an abc news exclusive, nick schifrin tonight takes us inside. >> reporter: abc news filmed the first images from inside the intercontinental. the attackers blew themselves up in bedrooms, in stairwells, in the hallway. the top floor, completely destroyed by fire. on the roof, a massive firefight. the attackers brought bags full of red bull and water so they could fight for hours. for the first time, a senior afghan police official admitted to abc news that his men wouldn't have retaken the hotel without the help of these nato special forces. later this month, afghan forces are supposed to take responsibility for security in parts of the country. but their response to this attack raises questions about whether they're ready. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >> nick, our thanks to you. >>> and it's those images that haha authorities on high alert this fourth. combine that with documents found inside
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Jul 3, 2011 11:35pm EDT
>>> more than 20% of soldiers returning from afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. a new research suggests that one way to combat the symptoms lies within the mind. >> 27-year-old david george was deployed to iraq and sleeping in his caught when a car bomb exploded 25 yards away. >> i turned the lights on and i saw a white cloud that billowed into the room. all the windows were blown out at that point. then i started screaming. >> since then, he has struggled with ptsd. he is often anxious, angry, and oppressed. >> i was pretty sure i would shoot myself. >> when he came back, he was not the boy that i raised pit >> medications and therapy did not tell. but then he joined a steady four vets with ptsd using transcendental meditation a practice involving repeating a mantra. >> from then on, i knew what i would do for the rest of my life. it made me feel. it was the greatest sense that i lost. >> it has been published in this month's "military medicine." >> it has a 50% reduction in symptoms. >> he says that transcendental meditation settles down nervous systems. >> people be
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Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
stationed in afghanistan is going on a date with the girl of his dreams. literally. she accepted over the weekend. the two will be going on a blind date to the ball in november. >> that is such a great story. >> who was your pick? >> i did not have a pick. >> just because it's an all-star break, it does not mean there is not baseball. ♪ ♪ stay inside? nah. not aven you have a five-star overall vehicle score for safety. one more reason chevy traverse delivers more. >>> the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> when the country first galvanized around women's soccer there was a symbolic way to cap off the excitement. that was absent this time around. but it was not needed. with just 90 seconds left in what would -- perfect chip. her second goal of the world cup. a shoot out right there. the local girl gets the win. now they face france on wednesday. >> we are writing our own story. we will not go home without a fight. >> we are going to take all that included in our back pocket and move forward as a team. get ready for fran
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Jul 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
are for people in southern afghanistan. he had been accused of corruption, but his brother and suspended him. >>>-- defended him. >>> journalists cokie roberts will deliver the eulogy for former first lady betty ford. she will join several others to eulogize mrs. ford at a service tomorrow. >>> top lawmakers will return to the white house today to take another crack at reaching an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. with the default deadline nearly three weeks away there's little sign of bending by republicans or by president obama. he says that he will not sign any short-term extension. >>> starbucks has some new stuff. the fed breaks down how much the recession costs each one of us. >> for that and a preview of the trading day, linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> we are technically out of the procession which lasted 18 months. but researchers at the federal reserve bank of san francisco says it has cost more than $7,000 per person in lost consumption. that's about $175 a month. stock-index futures indicating it could be another down day for the market averages. an
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Jul 17, 2011 11:35pm EDT
stationed in afghanistan asked her out during youtube. >> i want to take a moment out of you to invite you to a marine corps ball. take a second. think about it. get back to me. >> chances are the last time mila kunis was asked on a blind date was one will splits are invited her to the white house correspondents' dinner. he is more famous than sergeant scott mohr but the sergeant had justin timberlake on his side during an interview. >> this needs to happen. do it for their country. >> i will do it for you. >> you do it for your country, justin timberlake. now this marine once you. >> you want to call out my girl mila? i am going to call you out and ask you to come to the marine corps ball with me. >> the corporal is the only female marine at the martial arts center for excellence at quantico. she is an instructor with a black belt. she sometimes does cage fights. she is a fan of justin timberlake. she got the idea to invite him after seeing him so enthusiastically tell his co- star to go. her friends set up a facebook page called let's get justin timberlake to the marine corps ball with k
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Jul 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
, and other forms of land and under the. >>> general david petraeus will relinquish his post in afghanistan to lieutenant general. john allen will begin his new job as head of the cia on august 5. nato is beginning and prepared to hand over provincial forces to a chemist and control. >>> abc news reports president obama and house speaker john boehner are once again talking about a $4 trillion deal. the house will vote tomorrow on a bill to raise the debt ceiling. it would require congress to cut and cap spending and pass a balanced budget amendment. >>> gold source to records in this morning's trading. >> more consumers are stocking up on grocery trips. linda bell is by the bloomberg headquarters. >> more americans looking to get more bang for their buck. they're looking to buy bigger quantities of things as retailers cut the price fall on multiple items at a time. 10 cans of tuna fish for $10. that gets to shoppers to buy more than what was originally on their shopping list. a professor at harvard says even though you would still get the same sales price by not buying 10 of the items they
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
people are unaccounted for. despite revelations that the al qaeda leadership in pakistan and afghanistan as on the brink of collapse the concern that this terror group could come within striking distance of the u.s. is unavoidable. according to the chairman of the house homeland security committee, they have recruited 20 canadians to join the terror group inside somalia. >>> word tonight that there may be more victims of about rating police officer accused of sexual assault. authorities say they are investigating leads that two- time officer of the year, gene gillette, forced itself onto other men. he is accused of shooting a man he lured to the south to have sex with them. police say he told a victim there were going to shoot a movie with the electors. the victim said instead he demanded sex at gunpoint. >>> the woman who accused dominique strauss, met with betty york prosecutors today. concerns have been raised about her credibility. they want to review a tape conversation during which she said she could make money from the accusations against the rich and powerful that. the
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Jul 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
in afghanistan he has had 10 surgeries and needs another one. he will be transferred to bethesda. >> i would do this again a million times. i don't regret anything. >> there was a parachute jump from a double amputee, speeches from top commanders, and a special u.s. 0 performance by the doobie brothers. -- uso performance. >> we are here to support the troops to bid farewell to walter reed and hello bethesda. >> there was a passing of the guards. the flags that fullew will get passed onto bethesda naval and fort belvoir. >> the people are the heroes. for the organization, this is an emotional closure for them. for the employees, this is family. this means having to move to new locations. >> quite a day. >>> 76 degrees, 4:56. >>> coming up, is running out. the debt showdown pits lawmakers against each other as well as clock. >>> football fans, redskins report to training camp today without a familiar face. >> first the mercury is climbing and the worst is yet to come. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m." begins right now. >> live and in hd, t
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
for thousands of troops travis ties by the wars and iraq and afghanistan. >> also, work on the way at the airport. >>> what is coming could be the biggest debt toward helping veterans with combat issues. >> better and suffering from ptsd release. they claimed they were illegally denied benefits, a judge still approve the settlement. >> 36 years after the watergate scandal, a federal judge once richard nixon's grand jury testimony made public. the government has an opportunity to appeal the release of the transcript. the obama administration is opposed to releasing the documents saying it could affect people still alive. >> chris will make modifications to the runaway at ronald reagan national airport. overnight noise and vibration for residents along the river. it will happen from 11:00 until 6:00 a.m. for the next three months. >> drivers and alexandria be where, you could be watched. cameras on south patrick and given street will be fully operational. if you are caught, you will be slapped with a $50 fine. >> 6:00, it is a popular program -- getting a around town but they borrowe
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
. it was one of the most powerful people in afghanistan. he was accused of being involved in drug -- drug trafficking. >>> a soldier wounded in afghanistan is only the second living recipients of the medal of honor. he will be awarded this afternoon. he lost a hand and suffered shrapnel wounds when he threw a grenade away from fellow soldiers. he was very heroic. >>> at least two people from our area are among those killed in a triple fatal car crash in new jersey. a car ran off of 295 south of philadelphia last night, hit a tree and burst into flames. >> two people were killed along with another victim. >>> we are monitoring a developing story coming in from maryland. state police issued an amber alert for an 8-year-old child who might have been adopted. -- abducted. derek brown jr. was last seen in baltimore at 6:30 yesterday. police believe he was conducted by two men. was wearing black shorts and a black t-shirt and they had on a red and white rocket on the front of the shirt. police believe the suspects are driving a new or light green ford taurus with maryland attacks. >>> families
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Jul 12, 2011 6:30pm EDT
years of distinguishedservice. today was all about a moment in afghanistan when petry was severely wounded, shot in both legs, looking at a live grenade that could have hurt his fellow soldiers. abc's john donvan on what he did. >> reporter: above and beyond. that's where leroy petry went in may 2008, afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures, from before he found out what he was made of. with the true sign of that today being in all the ceremony, a certain discomomrt at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school, but out there, picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand, but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he reenlisted, he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and we want to honor him, too. >>> and, still ahead on "world news," one thing you may want to buy to help create america
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
in eastern afghanistan. that is the word from nato. will to bring you an update later in the show. >>> today a new chapter begins in afghanistan. general david petraeus will relinquish his post in a chemist and to lieutenant general john allen. general petraeus plans to retire from the army at the end of august, and will start his new job as head of the cia on september 5. nato is preparing to hand over provincial control to afghan forces. >>> 71 degrees on this monday. >> the startling arrest in the alleged phone hacking case surrounding media mogul rupert murdoch and resignation. >>> a morale boost for the nation in mourning, the expense of the american team. we will have more on the u.s. women's heart breaking world cup loss. >> a live picture of 395 moving smoothly so far. >>> i am lisa tazed with women hart, the national coalition for women with heart disease. if if you are woman living with heart disease, we are here for you. go to our web site. >> good morning, washington. >>> happy monday morning 6:11, adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center with your forecast update. bac
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Jul 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
in afghanistan, asking their commander whether they get paid is really shameful. >> yes. >> what are the choices that are going to be made if this doesn't come through as you hope? >> well, it's really unthinkable. i think the scepter you raised is one of f e reasons i think there's so much urgency on capitol hill this morning. >> what are the tough choices and what will be paid? >> first of all, our focus now is on solving this. you know, we don't have much time left. a little over 60 hours, i guess. we've got to get this solved. >> and, you know, at the last hours, people are looking for off ramps. there is no off ramp here. the only option for congress to raise the debt ceiling and sign the initial deficit reduction savings into law. obviously, if congress isn't able to act, the treasury department has to brief people affected and will obviously do that. the focus has to be driving toward some conclusion. i think the american people are sitting home saying, they've gone through this recession, many lost jobs, many working two jobs, they are helping family helps who have been affected. they ar
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Jul 4, 2011 4:00am EDT
of soldiers were sent to afghanistan as part of the surge. >>> for a look at morning road conditions on this holiday. flooding could cause problems on i-95 from d.c. into the carolinas. stormy along i-10 from houston to tallahassee. wet along i-90 in the dakotas. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible, atlanta, miami, charlotte, memphis, st. louis, minneapolis, phoenix and las vegas. >> all over the place. >>> lot of fireworks displays are canceled in the south and southwest this fourth of july >> the reason, hot, dry weather, which means potentially dangerous fire conditions. >> reporter: canceled fireworks displays. all made worse by murderous heat and drought. dangerous temps over 110 scorched the southwest. a record 118 in phoenix. the mississippi valley right up to chicago, where these misting units were set up. in the nation's capital, they cooled off in public pools. get this on crystal mountain in washingtoning state, so much snow pack this week, they're celebrating the summer's hottest holiday on skis. >> loft tank tops. sunglasses. people are having a great time.
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
are remembering the true meaning of independence day. ♪ >> the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts in today for sam. for the very latest. stephanie. >> good morning. no pressures, since you have to deliver a good fireworks forecast to the nation. yesterday, some very rough weather. moving through the d.c. area. in fact, one fatality from a tree falling on a man riding his bike. you can see folks evac
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Jul 10, 2011 11:35pm EDT
grenade away from his soldiers in afghanistan. the president will give him the award this tuesday for conspicuous gallantry. >>> on friday, salt lake city will play host to the nation's governors. the national governors' association will hold its annual meeting from friday-sunday. the contras will focus on education, fostering innovation, and increasing international competitiveness. >>> a new virginia law went into effect. it lets people on two wheels drive through red lights with a few restrictions. >> what are we talking about? what we do? we are waiting for a car to pull up behind us. >> a new law for those on two wheels will keep her from getting created to get through a red light because her moped does not weigh enough to trigger the center. >> have to make all right on read and do a u-turn and make another right. >> the new law allows anyone on a motorcycle, bicycle, or moped to roll into a red light when there is no oncoming traffic. >> that is exciting, because i understand why it can be hazardous, but there are times when there are no cars and we are sitting there waitin
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Jul 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
and afghanistan have been pushed to the brink of collapse. they are increasingly concerned about the -- there affiliate's in somalia and their ability to strike in the u.s.. >> probably the most significant u.s. terrorist threat may emanate from the al-qaeda presence in somalia. >> before he died, osama bin laden had been secretly urging his affiliate's in somalia to target the west. many americans of somalis dissent had travelled home to fight in a civil war. at least 40 somalis-americans have trained and taught there in the last three years including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen are unaccounted for. >> not al qaeda or any affiliate's have come close to drawing so many muslim americans and westerners to jihad. >> the terror recruits from so mali have come from across the country. >> al shabab continues to call for strikes against the u.s. we will not let our guard down that there is disturbing evidence that the somali group is forging an alliance with the aggressive al-qaeda affiliate in yemen. evidence was found of cooperation between the two groups. >>> coming u
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Jul 28, 2011 2:35am EDT
a bureaucratic one. crystal nicely's husband was hit by an ied last year during foot patrol in afghanistan. >> what is upsetting is the lack of support, compassion and benefits for these individuals. it needs to be just a little bit easier. >> reporter: crystal's husband is marine corporal todd nicely. he lost all of his arms and legs in the ied attack. he is one of only three surviving quadruple amputees from the iraq and afghanistan wars. >> you would think that it would be easy for someone to lose hope and motivation after such a catastrophic injury. but my husband has been a fig fightfigh fighter since day one. >> reporter: nicely says she's often fighting red tape. like filling out the samam form over and over again. >> to continually reapply to keep serving as a nonmedical attendant feels as though i am being judged on my level ofare for todd. >> reporter: nicely thanked senator murray for helping her get care for her husband. >> it should not take me talking to a united states senator to help my husband. >> reporter: washington politicians are currently fighting over the debt ceilin
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Jul 3, 2011 10:00am EDT
ceremonies on iraq and afghanistan, who are americans who are there, illegal immigrants now becoming americans as a result of their service to our country. there's many ways to serve our country. allow these people to serve. i think it would be to america's enrichment. >> on that note, thank you all so much. when we return, struggling to save the american dream as wall street pulls in record profit main street tries to survive. and the gap between rich and poor grow, even wider. we'll take you to one city fighting back. grows. we'll take you to one city fighting back. e. turn it up in a malibu. 33 mpg, over 500 highway miles a tank. one of our 9 models over 30 mpg highway. fuel up, rock on. very well qualified lessees can get a low mileage lease on a chevy malibu ls for around $179 a month. fuel economy based on epa estimates. count on chevy for more out of every mile. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] and just like that, it's here. a new chance for all of us: people, companies, communities to face the challenges yesterday left behind and the ones tomorrow will bring. prudential. bring your
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Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
hacked voice mails of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hackck and been exposed to people offal worlrl finally people wewere listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned they made it an industry, allegedly bribing police for scoops and hacking as many as 4,000 people's phones. on friday, the arrests began starting with andy colson former editor of "the news of the world" and he would become spokesman for david cameron. he now conceive thad maybe politicians and police have been a little too cozy with the press baron. >> we've all been in this together. party leaders were so keen to win the support of newspapers we turned a blind eye to the neat to sort this issue. the people in
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
that are on their way to afghanistan, they are coming. i mean, there's a ton of american pride floating around germany right now. >> we had three young girls hop in our van before we left to take a pictutu, there's young and old, boys and girls, actually saw richard jefferson from the nba in our lobby hotel this morning. he's excited about the game. a lot of buzz. >> team usa has never lost to japan. what do they have to do today to keep up that streak? >> the first thing they have to do is throw away that stat. this is a totally different japanese team. i mean, it's 22 ones, 3 ties, all time against japan. but the u.s. knows this is a very good japanese team. they never made it to the semifinals and beat sweden. never made it to the finals and here they are, and they are riding a lot of pride, of course, from the tragedy that they've gone through in the last four months. >> a lot of supporters from japan from that standpoint. what does the u.s. need to focus on, offense or defense? a lot of people are saying offense. >> of course scoring goals is necessary to win a tournament. but the most important
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Jul 2, 2011 6:30pm EDT
be a badge of honor. lama hasan, abc news, london. >> the view from france tonight. >>> now, to afghanistan. we're getting an exclusive look inside that deadly attack, by terrorists at a luxury hotel in kabul. an american who was there, having dinner with his family camera in hand.olded, had his and tonight, he shows abc's nick schifrin, what he captured. >> reporter: it started as a serene tuesday night in kabul. ali omar, that's him there, filmed his family joking around. they sat outside the intercontinental hotel. >>y the poolside, having dinner. >> reporter: then, the shots started. first, in the distance. then, a little closer. and then, just as that police officer there, is walking away. >> they killed him. up close. after they hit him, they turned around, just started spraying. >> reporter: ali runs through the dark. still filming. >> i said my prayers. if i die, i die. i'm watching the guy. he's just shooting in the crowd. i'm staring at him. if i can see him, he can see me. i ran and jumped the wall. there were about 16 of us on the other sid. >> reporter: they waited there. that'
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
are marking independence there around the world. this is the scene today in afghanistan. service members played -- raised the military flag while ban members play. general patraeus was meeting with troops in canada are. he will become the next director of the cia. a special celebration of 100 people in mount vernon. >> they are celebrating as brand-new american citizens. >> he is about to take a live changing step. >> i have always wanted to be a citizen of the u.s. >> today, 100 candidates from 41 countries became american citizens. including a 21-year-old army specialist just back from iraq. his dad came here from bolivia 20 years ago. the family now lives in alexandria. he passed his test in six and english. >> we want them to know not to stories, but the meaning of them. >> under oath they renounce allegiance to their old country and swore loyalty to their new. >> congratulations, your america's newest citizens. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> a. hart feldt pledge followed by a certificate of u.s. citizen -- a heartfelt pledge followed by so
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00am EDT
not sell and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. >> it's an honor to serve our country. >> reporter: and, of course, it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed 62 hot dogs in ten minutes and won the contest. >> came out to win, did what i had to do. might be in n e pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first women's competition sonya thomas took home the competition eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. >> i can eat something else later. reporter: karen travers, abc news. >> little thing. >> joey
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Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. and pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this untry, millimeters of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month and midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the familying heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: we responsibility more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for that last day of the month so we can restock and replenish. >> reporter: we gave them a camera to show us how in the world they make their food last 30 days. by the second week, they were already worried. >> this is
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am EDT
bell. >>> well, a marine serving in afghanistan just proves that all you have to do is ask and you shall receive. >> you just never know. sergeant scott moore posted a youtube invited "black swan" star mila kunis to attend. with the urging of his co-star justin timberlake she said yes. >> worthy date. i think that's great. >>> coming up next the stories we'll follow later on today from the friends and dig thatties who say good-bye to betty ford. >>> to the momentous task of the "atlantis" astronauts. we'll be right back. to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the lack of energy. male announcer ] ask your doctor about pristiq -- a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain -- serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens, and young adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not take pr
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
petty officer just returned from afghanistan last week. >> just to know that people out there care and support us. it is amazing. >> close to 100 dresses will be given out in two days at is bridal salon. this is the second year that it has participated. >> they are giving me that freedom to be a business owner. >> the wedding is still five months away, but the special day and address make it feel like her fiancee will be home soon. >> i feel like it is perfect. i could not ask for anything more. >> she looks beautiful. >> that is so generous. that is it for abc 7 news at 5:00. blast ski area once again. it is getting ready to retreat -- retreat. >> what the president is saying about how a default could hit americans right away. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 6, on your side. >> are big story at 6:00, could a break in this awful heat be on the way? >> that is the rumor we are hearing on the weather center. today, we got up to 97. the heat and humidity are taking its toll. some
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> a new chapter begins today in afghanistan. general petraeus will relinquish his post to lieutenant-general john allen. general petraeus will retire at the end of august and start his new job as head of the cia on september 5. nato prepares to hand over provincial security to afghan forces. >>> temperatures holding at 71 degrees, 5;06. >> speculation begins after the acquitted florida mother casey anthony please tell -- leaves jail. >> a morale boost for the nation that has been in mourning for months. it comes at the expense of the [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®. tender, slow-cooked pork with irresistibly bold barbecue sauce. subway. eat fresh®. >>> 5:10. traffic and w
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00am EDT
story out of afghanistan this morning and it is still developing. a suicide bomber assassinated the mayor of kandahar. this comes just days after president hamid karzai's brother as killed in the same city raising doubts about the stability of this critical area for the u.s. >>> another developing story this morning. drenching rain and flooding are trig iring deadly landslides in south korea. at least 19 people were killed and several others are still missing. they were swallowed up by mud and debris in seoul and another town. many of the victims were college students who had been doing volunteer work. more than 15 inches of rain has fallen since last night with more on the way. >>> a mexican judge has thrown the book at an american teenager giving him the maximum sentence for a series of especially gruesome murders. the san diego born 14-year-old admits killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found hanging by a bridge. the maximum sentence in mexico for a miner is only three years in prison. >>> congressman david wu says he is going to resign caving to growing pressure o
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
that served in iraq and afghanistan. those patients that are sure will transition into the center in bethesda in the coming weeks. the center at walter reed will close and be handed over to the city on september 15. >>> metro is stepping in to ease gridlock associated with the brac realignment. on august 8 there will be a new bus route between metro and the mark center. >>> looking around the region. a missing seven months old baltimore boy -- jonae boozer faces trial the abduction assault, and burglary charges. police say he took the boy from his father's home on friday. he was found monday morning in northeast washington. >>> last week's heat wave took its toll in maryland. health officials say three people died from heat related illnesses. they include a prince george's county man, a baltimore woman and a man from somerset county on the eastern shore. all of them had underlying health conditions. >>> the west nile virus has been discovered in the district. the disease was found in mosquitoes samples and cleveland park, woodley park and adams morgan. the risk of infection is low but people
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
all the way back to the first world war. 18th thousand troops who served in iraq and afghanistan have been treated. many of them will be here today for the special ceremony. patients will be transported to bethesda in the coming weeks. jummy olabanji reporting from northwest, abc 7 news. >>> metro is stepping in to help with gridlock associated with the brac realignment. on august 8, metro will implement the new metro bus route between the pentagon and mark center. and it will enhance several other routes in anticipation of the relocation of thousands of military personnel. >>> taking a look around the region the teenager found with a missing seven-month-old baltimore baby will be charged as an adult. 16-year-old jonae boozer faces out deduction assault, and burglary charges. she took the boy from his father's baltimore home on friday. they were found monday morning in northeast washington. >>> the heatwave last week took a toll on maryland. three people died from the related illnesses. that includes a prince george's county man, a baltimore woman and a man from somerset county on th
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
believe i can't both deploy and be a muslim. >> reporter: naser abdo didn't want to fight in afghanistan but was more than willing at causing bloodshed at home saying he wanted to get even with the military and chose ft. hood because of the 2009 attack where major nadal hasan killed and wounded soldiers. his plan was to set off two bombs then shoot any survivors. police say the attack was imminent. >> we would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had he not been stopped. >> reporter: greg ebert is the one who stopped him, former marine and police officer who works at this gun store. he got suspicious when abdo arrived on a cab on tuesday then bought six pounds of gunpowder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition and a magazine for a semiautomatic pistol. he paid $250 in cash. >> if somebody comes in especially into a business like this and makes a purchase and doesn't know what he's buying, i'd be concerned about that. >> reporter: concerned enough to call police who the next day searched the soldier's room at this local tel. hotel room they not only found the ammunition he
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of this stuff if you did not know what it was? >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my conditions. >> he went awol on the fourth of july and he told investigators that he wanted to get even from the army. he was planning to detonate two bonds at restaurants frequented by soldiers. >> we just go to work every day and try to do the right thing. it is aggravating that somebody what think something like that. >> according to this court document, there evidence against naser abdo includes guns and ammo and an article titled " make a bomb. in the bomb" -->> president obama and the major auto makers have reached a deal to double to the efficiency standards by 2025. the pledge to increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per hour. the president said today oppose the agreement is a major breakthrough. >> this agreement represents the single most important step we have ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oral. >> the president says better gas mileage thewill save gas prices. >>> around here today i do not think anybody cares about mpg they care about their condit
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Jul 30, 2011 6:30pm EDT
significantly. imagine this, half a world away in afghanistan, u.s. soldiers today, meeting with their chief, chairman of the joint chiefs mike mullen, asked, will we get paid? and he was forced to say, i but beyond that, america's international friends and, indeed, its friendemies, are concerned. they say, it is damaging. they call it irresponsible what's happening in washington. especially china, which holds the most u.s. debt. it's calling for a resolution to this. and a key investment manager says to me, that the rest of the world is stunned, bewildered, more than a little worried. and that the damage has already being done. it's more than a flesh wound. >> always fun to hear the word friendemy on the evening news. christiane, let me just pick up on the last thing you said there. do you really think that even if a deal is done and they beat the clock, that real damage has been done in a lasting way? >> well, look. this is what people there are saying. that the level of this acrimony, the level of the paralysis, the partisanship here, has sent a discouraging signal about america's ability
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Jul 12, 2011 2:35am EDT
by a fallen seasonal's family. they knew he adopted a stray dog in afghanistan. how they located the pup and flew her to their hometown, sight unseen. this is a wonderful story about a man's best friend. >> dedication to dogs and pets in our lives, which many people really think is worthwhile. incredible partners. >> and how important they are for soldiers and service people serving overseas. they really develop this tight bond with their pets. >> i think a very few of us can really understand. great story comingngp there. >>> first, tea party favorite michele bachmann has zoomed to the top of the polls as she campaigns for president in iowa. >> but there are questions about how the counseling center she and her husband run back in minnesota are run. an outside group took undercover video inside the center after bachmann's husband denied he tries to cure gay people. abc correspondent brian ross has details. >> reporter: michele bachmhmn tells supporters her husband marcus has been the key to her 33 years of happy marriage. >> i have a very big advantage because marcus has his ph.d. in co
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
to the front lines of iraq or afghanistan but how is this for courage. gets online and asks a movie star for a blind date. it's mila kunis and she said yes thanks to justin timberlake who goaded her into it. >> a terrific follow-up. >> we'll talk to his parents about that. only did it it in two takes. >>> how about the beauty pageant circuit losing a between after 6-year-old eden wood is hanging up her crown. now, she and her mother tell us why she's really saying good-bye and, lahr remarks you've talked to her a time or two. >> she is something and is it the beginning of the end for super group the black eyed peas? we'll find out. what is going -- >> what's going on? >> oh, no. >> sam is back. >> you guys remember when "bert the conqueror" took me on that trip and then shot us out on -- >> sam, sam. >> shot us on the side of the cliff. i've always wanted to did this. a super lift outside the studio. 3 1/2, 4 stories up. are you all right. >> yes, you operating it is scaring me. willy-nilly. >> he's not breathing. >> aaagh! >> get us lower. get us lower. >> on the travel channel, we'll t
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
afghanistan, now on the job, sworn in just hours ago in kabul, ryan crocker said that there will be no quote rush for the exits as the u.s. prepares to withdraw from afghanistan. >>> a dramatic sight over dallas last night. take a look. an american airlines trailing fuel behind it. a 777. just left dallas for brazil when one of its engines caught fire, the pilot had to make a u-turn, still, though, several tires blew as the plane hit the runway. >>> and hundreds of same-sex couples made it official sunday. tying the knot on the first day that gay marriage became legal. >>> football fans may get their wish the four-month or so nfl lockout expected to end this week. players union players committee is expected to vote today to recommend a ten-year labor agreement. the first in a series of votes that could the wheels in motion for training camps by the end of the week. >> we're ready for football. >> thankso much. >>> let's go to sam now. >> perhaps a cooldown would be good news as well. we got these temperatures down a bit. in new england, also across the great lakes, 75 many boston. 79 in new
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Jul 27, 2011 2:35am EDT
and afghanistan. >> it as $2.7 trillion increase in the debt ceiling with highly suspect spending reduction features. >> reporter: with a week to go until the august 2nd deadline when the government runs out of money, this exercise in capital brinksmanship is literally spending the treasury down to its last dollars. >> we've been hearing for weeks about this augusted 2 deadline but apparently the feds may have this extra cash. the government could pay its bills past august 2nd but still it doesn't really make this any less intense. >> thanks to a little number crunching by the treasury department, there does seem to be a little leeway. it still needs to get done. >> some deal hopefully in the works, we'll see. >>> one side effect of the big debt battle believe it or not is an increase in airline fares. they were put in place last weekend to make up for taxes that expired because washington just can't get its act together with anger over the increases now growing, some senators are demanding that airlines either roll them back or use the money to support aviation projects. keep in mind if yo
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Jul 29, 2011 2:35am EDT
wolf case. sources tell me be a dobe was angry about the u.s. wars in afghanistan and iraq and was heading to ft. hood to get revenge. we're told that abdo had been under investigation for months. apparently he initially came under suspicion after he was allegedly overheard making radical statements. military officials started looking at his background and eventually came across child pornography so his computer. abdo facing those charges in a court-martial disappeared on the fourth of july. in addition to the bomb-making materials in that texas hotel, police discovered jihadist material. as the investigation continues, the fbi wants to know did abdo become a ticking time bomb on his own or did someone encourage him? rob and tanya? >> all right, pierre thomas. >>> norway's police now believe last friday's mass murders were carried out by a lone wolf attacker. since killing 76 people in that bombing and shooting massacre, anders breivik has said he is part of a network of people plotting against multi-cultural europe. but authorities now say he acted alone last week and he k
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Jul 18, 2011 3:00am EDT
. general david petraeus hands over nato command in afghanistan this morning to his replacement, lieutenant general john allen. petraeus leaves the region >>> general motors announcing a $300 million investment today, bringing encouraging news to michigan's auto industry. the money could go into a full-size truck factory in flint. >>> this morning's rush hour should be normal in los angeles. a bridge removal project along the infamous 405 freeway was completed sooner than expected over the weekend. shocking. >> was that much ado about nothing? >> yes. >> really, everyone just kind of went nutty on this whole thing. >> but they did so much media coverage beforehand, i think that's what saved them. >> good preparations. >>> for his final act harry potter pulled off one of the greatest tricks yet. he turned everything he touched into gold. >> the final movie in the franchise took in a record $168 million in the u.s. this weekend. here's t.j. winick with the story. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> reporter: ten years. eight films. $6 billion in ticket sales. harry potter has cast a spell over an e
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